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“Larry’s Country Diner” Celebrates 10 Years on Television

Gabriel Communications’ popular, improvisational variety show, “Larry’s Country Diner,” will celebrate 10 successful years on television at its upcoming television tapings August 6 – 7 at Ray Steven’s CabaRay Showroom (5724 River Road) in Nashville. Over the past decade, the down-home, family-friendly show featuring legendary musical guests and cast members (proprietor Larry Black, emcee Keith Bilbrey, sheriff Jimmy Capps, church gossip Nadine, Renae the waitress) has cultivated over two million loyal viewers monthly worldwide via RFD-TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and CountryRoad.TV, and has given rise to a robust DVD and merchandise franchise.

“Larry’s Country Diner” 10-Year Celebration Lineup: *

Monday, August 6:
Matinee: Noon–Gene Watson/1:30 p.m.–Mo Pitney
Evening Show: 6 p.m.–Riders in the Sky/7:30 p.m.–Suzy Bogguss

Tuesday, August 7:
Matinee: Noon–Darin and Brooke Aldridge/1:30 p.m.–Jeannie Seely
Evening Show: 6 p.m.–Collin Raye/7:30 p.m.–Billy Dean

Fans who attend the celebration taping will be treated to two show tapings (and two celebrity music guests) for the price of one show, with options for meal service and seating. Tickets start at $59 (General Admission), $79 (Floor Seating & Dinner), and $99 (Diner Set/On Stage Seating & Dinner). To purchase tickets, please visit: raystevenscabaray.com.

“When we opened Larry’s Country Diner’s imaginary doors ten years ago, we had no idea how incredibly successful it would be,” says Larry Black, Executive Producer/Host for whom the show is named. “As it turns out, fans were extremely hungry for this kind of programming.”

“We did a little math,” continues Black. “Over the last decade, we’ve produced just under 250 episodes, and served an estimated 63,000 cups of coffee and 27,000 Springer Mountain Farm chicken sandwiches,” laughs Black. “We consider this quite a blessing and cannot thank fans enough allowing us into their homes each week! What an honor!”
Since nearly the inception of the show, the waiting list to get a seat at the Diner as part of the studio audience has been a multi-year proposition. To resolve this issue, the show has partnered with the newly-opened, 700+ seat, Vegas-style venue, Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom in Nashville.

In recent years, the cast and crew have also catered to fans with a mobile version of the Diner. “Larry’s Country Diner Road Show.” The next scheduled tour date is September 17-21 at the famous Starlite Theater in Branson, Missouri, with nightly shows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are already limited, so fans are encouraged to secure their tickets as soon as possible.

“Larry’s Country Diner Road Show” *
Starlite Theatre, Branson, MO:

Monday, Sept.17: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Jimmy Fortune

Wednesday, Sept. 19: The Malpass Brothers

Thursday, Sept. 20: Gene Watson

Friday, Sept. 21: T. Graham Brown

Fans can also climb aboard the “Country’s Family Reunion”/”Larry’s Country Diner” Ocean Cruise (Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2019), a 6-night Western Caribbean, music-filled adventure fueled by salt water and sunshine. The cruise will depart from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with ports of call in George Town, Puerto Costa Maya, and Cozumel, and nightly events, autograph sessions, jam sessions with Rhonda Vincent, “Country’s Family Reunion” and “Larry’s Country Diner” shows. The cruise typically sells out early, so reserve your cabin today at www.cfrcruise.com or by calling 800-820-5405.

CFR/Larry’s Country Diner Cruise *
with Appearances by:
Bill Anderson
Gene Watson
Rhonda Vincent
Mark Wills
Leona Williams
The Malpass Brothers
Billy Dean
Tony Jackson
T. Graham Brown
Wilson Fairchild
“Larry’s Country Diner” Cast

As always, fans can still catch “Larry’s Country Diner” on RFD-TV on Thursdays at 7 pm CDT and Saturdays at 10 pm CDT. Fans can also tune in through Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire, as well as the new, subscription-based, country-lifestyles online platform, CountryRoad.TV.

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2 Comments

  1. Is Larry ok? Last week he had to leave the show and turned it over to Dave from Wyoming.

  2. Janice Woodley says:

    I have been wondering too. Is Larry Black ok?

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